“If you see it, even if it’s one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop,” Trump told the crowd in Alabama.
President Trump said that NFL owners should fire any NFL player who sits during the national anthem and suggested that people boycott NFL games during a campaign event in Alabama on Friday.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired, he’s fired,” Trump to the crowd. The statement was met with chants of “USA! USA! USA!,” from the crowd.
NFL players began kneeling during the national anthem last year to protest social injustice.
Trump told the crowd that he thought an owner would do this and that he would become the most popular person in America.
“That’s a total disrespect of our heritage, that’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for, OK? Everything that we stand for,” Trump continued on players who sit during the national anthem.
Trump then hit the NFL for its low ratings citing himself as the major reason why the NFL ratings have lowered.
“You know what’s hurting the game more than that? When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they’re playing our great “National Anthem,” Trump concluded. “The only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it’s one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop, things will stop. Just pick up and leave, pick up and leave.”
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